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  • s  in violation of good taste even verging on the indecent
    an off-color joke
  • s  humorously vulgar
    off-color jokes

  • Hunters who see an off-color dove this shooting season should report it at once to the nearest wildlife authorities.
  • In addition to likening Palin's wardrobe to that of a "slutty" flight attendant, Letterman made an off-color joke in his monologue about Palin's teenage daughter being impregnated .
  • Obama called Special Olympics Chair Tim Shriver from Air Force One before his Leno interview even aired to apologize for the off-color joke.

  • Sean Avery in ESPN
    I would like to sincerely apologize for my off-color remarks to the press yesterday from Calgary,Avery said. "I should not have made those comments, and I recognize that they were inappropriate. It was a bad attempt to build excitement for...
  • Luiz Felipe Scolari in USA Today
    The next game is hugely important. From now on, if a team is a bit off-color, it can pay a heavy price,Scolari said.

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